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Anniversary Reflections

I took office as NEA president in September of last year. I’m pretty sentimental about birthdays and anniversaries. Ok. Not so sentimental as I’m pretty much looking for any excuse to have a party. But aside from the celebration, an anniversary is a good time to reflect. I started the year going Back to School More…

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Part of the Same Team

Like a sports team, an educational team comprises many different people who contribute to the school community’s success. Helping students achieve their potential requires every available resource. More…

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Normal People Don’t Work in a Public School

I think I just need to say this. I mean it in a respectful way. Kind of. But Normal People don’t work in a public school. I know this, because I know what happened to me every summer break. I taught in a traditional, quite normal elementary school in the suburbs of Salt Lake City. More…

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How to Handle a Bully?

New Jersey Governor Christie is using the tactics of a playground bully to impress his supporters through name-calling and threats of violence. We won’t sink to his level. He also won’t silence us. More…

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A Woman’s Place…

This week I had the opportunity to join another group of inspirational women from around the globe for a panel discussion at the 7th World Congress in Ottawa, Canada. Our stimulating conversation focused on the impact of women in unions, and the impact women leaders have had on issues of gender equality and other issues affecting women in their respective countries. More…

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International Struggles for the Whole Child (and a pretty song)

Earlier in the summer, I was asked to attend a conference in Santiago, Chile regarding a new pedagogical movement to embrace the Whole Child based on teachings of Paolo Freire. I was nervous, since my Spanish is still a work in progress – my mother is from Panama, but she never taught her children her More…

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Our Golden Opportunity

Many of you know what our students have had to endure regarding No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Far from the origins of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, which was designed to help close the resource gap between schools in affluent communities and schools in communities of poverty More…